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May 21, 2019, 7:00PM: MAY - HAS BOD Meeting

Rescheduled to 3-19 at 7:00PM

 

This is an online meeting. Members wishing to attend may either contact any HAS Officer or Director or President Don Selle for meeting log in details.  Don Selle’s email addresses are:

[email protected]

[email protected]

 

 

June 03, 2019, 8:30PM: A Universe of Stories - Fairbanks Public Library

Join us for a star party at the Fairbanks Public Library.  To volunteer, email [email protected].

 

Event: A Universe of Stories - Library Summer Reading Program

Where: Fairbanks Branch Library (7122 N Gessner, Houston, TX 77040)

When: Monday, June 3, from 8:30PM - 9:30PM

# of volunteers needed: 3-4 telescopes

June 07, 2019, 6:30PM: HAS Monthly Meeting

Meeting Notice to be Updaed 

June 13, 2019, 8:00PM: A Universe of Stories - Stratford Library

Join us for a star party at the Stratford Library.  To volunteer, email [email protected].

 

Event: A Universe of Stories - Library Summer Reading Program

Where: Stratford Library (509 Stratford St., Highlands, TX 77562)

When: Thursday, June 13, from 8:00PM - 9:00PM

# of volunteers needed: 3-4 telescopes, indoor presentation in case of inclement weather

June 14, 2019, 1:00PM: A Universe of Stories - Hitchcock Library

Join us for a star party at the Hitchcock Public Library.  To volunteer, email [email protected].

 

Event: A Universe of Stories - Library Summer Reading Program

Where: Hitchcock Public Library (8005 Barry Ave., Hitchcock, TX 77563)

When: Friday, June 14, from 1:00PM - 1:45PM

# of volunteers needed: 1 speaker to have a talk about stars, planets, maybe show a meteorite for 20-30 kids, aged 2-12

June 15, 2019, 8:00PM: Stargazing with Houston Astronomical Society at Discovery Green

Join Discovery Green and the the Houston Astronomical Society (H.A.S.) for a star party in the heart of Space City. Take a deeper look at space with complimentary telescopes and learn more about space and astronomy.

Where: Discovery Green

When: Saturday, June 15 at 8:00PM
 

June 19, 2019, 2:00PM: A Universe of Stories - Bellaire City Library

Join us for a star party at the Bellaire City Library.  To volunteer, email [email protected].

 

Event: A Universe of Stories - Library Summer Reading Program

Where: Bellaire City Library (5111 Jessamine, Bellaire, TX 77401)

When: Wednesday, June 19, from 2:00PM – 2:45PM

# of volunteers needed: 1 to give a talk about how to get started in astronomy

June 27, 2019, 10:15AM: A Universe of Stories - Helen Hall Library

Join us for a star party at the Helen Hall Library.  To volunteer, email [email protected].

 

Event: A Universe of Stories - Library Summer Reading Program

Where: Helen Hall Library (100 West Walker Street, League City , TX)

When: Thursday, June 27, from 10:15AM – 11:30AM

# of volunteers needed: 1 volunteer to give an indoor presentation to mostly retirees

June 27, 2019, 7:00PM: A Universe of Stories - Goss Memorial Branch Library

Join us for a star party at the Goss Memorial Branch Library.  To volunteer, email [email protected].

 

Event: A Universe of Stories - Library Summer Reading Program

Where: Sam and Carmena Goss Memorial Branch Library - Chambers County (1 John Hall Drive, Mont Belvieu, TX 77580)

When: Thursday, June 27, from 7:00PM - 8:00PM

# of volunteers needed: 1 volunteer to give an indoor presentation to approximately 40 children and adults

July 09, 2019, 7:00PM: Loaner Scope Training

Training on the use of HAS Loaner Telescopes will is scheduled for July 9, 2019 at the Trini Mendenhall Community Center (where the HAS December 1414 Wirt Rd.

Training will start at 7:00 and run to 8:30 PM in a classroom assigned by the TMCC Staff. As you walk in to the Center, look at the room listing board to see which room this will be held in.

This will be a hands on training for the basic tools you need to begin serious astronomical observing. Included in the training will be the nomenclature of telescope parts, setting up the Dobsonian telescope and aligning the finder and Telrad. Also included will be star charts and how to read them, Telrad operation and use, star hopping (by star chart), and newtonian telescope collimation. If you wish to be attend the training please email HAS Loaner Scope Chairperson Allen Wilkerson at [email protected] to reserve your spot. The first 10 members to respond will be verified and contacted to confirm their spot in the class.

Additionally, if requested, instruction on the basics of setting up a GEM (Gerrman Equatorial Mount or polar mount) can be arranged. If this is desired please let Allen know in your email  requesting a spot in the training.

Allen Wilkerson

[email protected]

July 12, 2019, 6:30PM: HAS Monthly Meeting

Meeting Notice to be Updaed 

August 02, 2019, 6:30PM: HAS Monthly Meeting

Meeting Notice to be Updaed 

September 06, 2019, 6:30PM: HAS Monthly Meeting

Meeting Notice to be Updaed 

October 08, 2019, 7:00PM: Loaner Scope Training

Training on the use of HAS Loaner Telescopes will is scheduled for October 8, 2019 at the Trini Mendenhall Community Center (where the HAS December 1414 Wirt Rd.

Training will start at 7:00 and run to 8:30 PM in a classroom assigned by the TMCC Staff. As you walk in to the Center, look at the room listing board to see which room this will be held in.

This will be a hands on training for the basic tools you need to begin serious astronomical observing. Included in the training will be the nomenclature of telescope parts, setting up the Dobsonian telescope and aligning the finder and Telrad. Also included will be star charts and how to read them, Telrad operation and use, star hopping (by star chart), and newtonian telescope collimation. If you wish to be attend the training please email HAS Loaner Scope Chairperson Allen Wilkerson at [email protected] to reserve your spot. The first 10 members to respond will be verified and contacted to confirm their spot in the class.

Additionally, if requested, instruction on the basics of setting up a GEM (Gerrman Equatorial Mount or polar mount) can be arranged. If this is desired please let Allen know in your email  requesting a spot in the training.

Allen Wilkerson

[email protected]

November 01, 2019, 6:30PM: HAS Monthly Meeting

Meeting Notice to be Updaed 

December 06, 2019, 6:30PM: HAS Holiday Pot-Luck and Meeting - Trini Mendenhall Community Center

Meeting Notice to be Updaed 

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